Now that health protocols are strictly enforced, children are prohibited to go house-to-house and, essentially, ‘trick or treating’ in observance of Halloween. For the second year in a row, these kids are about to be deprived of this fun tradition since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in the early part of 2020.
However, the members of all-female big bikers group Laqwachicas will not let these little angels to miss the Halloween festivities and the experience of getting a box of candies and cookies.
No celebration will be complete without costumes, and the lady riders are revved up to come with their scariest attire for the group’s first charity ride on October 24.
“Hindi kasi pinapayagan ang mga bata na mag-trick or treat. Kaya naisipan namin na kami na lang ang lalapit sa kanila para mamigay ng goodies,” says rider Rica Sison. And she’s not just talking about sweets here.
Aside from street children, Laqwachicas will also be treating the homeless, particularly those along the Manila Bay, with a loot bag containing noodles, rice, canned goods, and baby wipes. Around 15 riders are expected to join the event, with backup vehicles transporting the giveaways.
“Marami kasing nawalan ng trabaho ngayong may pandemya. Kaya gumawa kami ng paraan upang pasayahin ang mga pamilyang nakararanas ngayon ng matinding kahirapan,” Sison adds. “These poor kids also deserve to be happy.”
Laqwachicas decided to hold their charity ride a week ahead of the Halloween break to avoid the huge crowd that is expected to spend time in the area.
If you want to see these lady riders in their spooky costumes, the group’s rendezvous point will be at Starbucks in Macapagal Blvd. around 4pm. Trick or treat!
Top Bikes Philippines is now on Quento! Click here to download the app and enjoy more articles and videos from Top Bikes Philippines and your favorite websites.